In a previous post, I wrote about How to Get Into an Exclusive 500 Startups Event as a VIP where I talked about my journey to get into the recent MamaBear Tech Conference created by 500 Startups.
So, I made the PuppyRapMobile website to win the contest, and some have said that it seems kinda racist. Obviously, I don't agree. However, since I heard that, it has been on my mind.
LeVar Burton was the keynote speaker at the conference, and was truly amazing and inspiring (I'll have to follow up with a post just about that talk). He talked about how his acting career started by playing Kunta Kinte on Roots, and its significant impact on American culture. Hmmm . . .
. . . I knew he was just the person to put my mind at ease. If the guy that played Kunta Kinte on Roots could not settle the issue, no one could.
At some point after his talk was over, I met up with him in the hall outside the main conference area.
He was nice enough to take a look with me, so I showed him around the site a bit.
I told him how some people said it was kinda racist.
He smiled, patted me on the back, and said "It's an homage!"
Thanks LeVar Burton, for clearing things up. I'm glad you liked the site!